Photo Blog 104

30 04 2010

Tim’s Mini is finally road worthy and was driven up to Auckland on Easter. Along the first part of the journey I poked my camera out our car’s window and took a few snaps. I particularly liked the angle and lines in this one so thought I’d play with it and see what I could come up with.

I like the contrast and depth that I got by lacking with the black and white point. I think it goes someway to making it look like an analog shot from the 70’s (appropriate for the car). I also experimented with adding some contrast grain to make it look less clean and digital. I quite like the outcome!

The Mini (f5.6 1/800 24mm)

And the original for comparison

The Mini - Original (f5.6 1/800 24mm)


Photo Blog 103

25 04 2010

A quick update of an HDR image I took while on the way to work at the ungodly hour of 6am. Backstory: I don’t normally get up that early but had done an airport run and couldn’t be bothered going back home for just an hour and went straight to work. I had also just got my camera back after having left it at my parents so was in the mood to play :-)

Customs St at 6am (f4.0 1/5s 0.8s 24mm)

Photo Blog 102

11 04 2010

A quick update this one.

We’ve been traveling around a bit since Easter culminating in Alyona’s graduation with her doctorate last Friday. Got heaps of photos to share but to kick it off today’s post is of us celebrating after the big event … bubbles as appropriate of course!

Doctor who? Doctor Alyona! (f4.0 1/500 24mm)

Photo Blog 101

1 04 2010

With Alyona’s mum being here we get to do things and go places that you wouldn’t normally. Things that are ‘touristy’ but still fun!

Last weekend we did one such thing and went to the zoo, I decided this time not to take heaps and heaps of shots but try to pick just one of each scene I might find interesting. It seemed to work a lot better and I came away with more shots worth keeping and less organization needed after the fact.

The two shots I’m posting here are both of monkeys. The first of a cute spider monkey perched on a branch. It required a bit of cropping to get the necessary zoom and while it would be nicer if the monkey was a little more separated from the bg I like the composition. I also like the way the branches split the image up in a cool way.

Monkey! (f4.0 1/100 105mm)

The second image was a chance one I got while Alyona was playing with the howler monkeys. For some reason we had come just when they were getting their call on and were quite frisky.

Saying Hello (f4.0 1/25 47mm)